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Should I remove MobileMe Control Panel?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,614
United States Rank #4,603
Reach 0.0667%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.80 days
997.10 days >
Average installed length: 523.90 days


VersionDistribution 6.84% 13.00% 21.06% 6.39% 31.71% 1.83% 5.32% 1.44% 2.21% 1.44% 3.95% 2.81% 1.98%

Typically installed together

MobileMe Control Panel

What is MobileMe Control Panel?

Users who wished to sync their MobileMe data with a PC had to download and install Apple's MobileMe Control Panel. To install, the user first had to download and install the latest version of iTunes, and then install MobileMe Control Panel. After installation, the user signed into the control panel using their username and password, and could control sync settings for contacts, calendars, bookmarks, and iDisk settings such as public folder access, in a similar manner to the MobileMe preference panel built into Mac OS X.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is com.yahoo.go.sync.client.exe. The software installer includes 95 files and is usually about 28.97 MB (30,381,369 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apple.com
Help link: www.apple.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2BEA2CD8-1A5D-4ADC-B000-C2A3207A6FCD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 28.97 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by MobileMe Control Panel

Program executable:com.yahoo.go.sync.client.exe
Yahoo Go Sync Client
Path:C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\com.yahoo.go.sync.client.exe
Additional files:
  • AppleMobileDeviceService.exe - Apple Mobile Device Service
  • AppleMobileDeviceService_main.dll
  • DotMacSyncManager.dll - DotMacSyncManager
  • OutlookChangeNotifierAddIn.dll - OutlookChangeNotifier
  • libcurl.dll - libcurl ver: 7.16.2 (Open Source libcurl ver: 7.16.2)
  • iTunesMobileDevice.dll - iTunesMobileDevice
  • MobileDevice.dll
  • AirTrafficHost.dll - AirTrafficHost
  • ATH.dll
  • ATH_main.dll
  • AOSUtils.dll - MobileMe (AOSUtils)
  • AppleSyncNotifier.exe - AppleSyncNotifier
  • AppleSyncPref.exe - MobileMe Preferences
  • dotmacsyncclient.exe - DotMacSyncClient
  • dotmacsyncclient_main.dll
  • MapiHelper.dll - MapiHelper
  • MobileMeNotification.dll - MobileMeNotification
  • MobileMeSync.dll - MobileMeSync
  • MobileMeUI.dll - MobileMe Dynamic Link Library
  • XMPP.dll - XMPP Dynamic Link Library
  • AppleMobileBackup.exe - MobileBackup
  • AppleMobileBackup_main.dll - MobileBackup_Main
  • AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe - MobileDeviceHelper
  • AppleMobileDeviceHelper_main.dll - MobileDeviceHelper_Main
  • AppleMobileSync.exe - MobileSync
  • AppleMobileSync_main.dll - MobileSync_Main
  • AppleSyncMapiInterface.dll - SyncMapiInterface
  • ATH.exe - YSLoader.exe
  • com.apple.IE.client.exe
  • com.apple.IE.client_main.dll
  • com.apple.Outlook.client.exe
  • com.apple.Outlook.client_main.dll
  • com.apple.Safari.client.exe
  • com.apple.Safari.client_main.dll
  • com.apple.WindowsContacts.client.exe
  • com.apple.WindowsContacts.client_main.dll
  • com.apple.WindowsMail.client.exe
  • com.apple.WindowsMail.client_main.dll
  • com.google.ContactSync.client.exe - Google Contact Sync Client
  • com.google.ContactSync.client_main.dll - Google Contact Sync Client_Main
  • com.yahoo.go.sync.client_main.dll - Yahoo Go Sync Client_Main
  • DeviceLink.dll - DeviceLink
  • GoogleContactSync.dll - GoogleContactSync
  • iSyncConduit.dll - ISyncConduit
  • MDCrashReportTool.exe - MDCrashReportTool
  • MDCrashReportTool_main.dll - MDCrashReportTool_Main
  • Mingler.exe
  • Mingler_main.dll - Mingler_Main
  • SyncDiagnostics.exe - SyncDiagnostics
  • SyncDiagnostics_main.dll - SyncDiagnostics_Main
  • syncli.exe - Syncli
  • syncli_main.dll - Syncli_Main
  • SyncPlanObserver.exe - SyncPlanObserver
  • SyncPlanObserver_main.dll - SyncPlanObserver_Main
  • SyncServer.exe - SyncServer
  • OutlookSyncClient.exe - OutlookSyncClient
  • applesyncpreflocalized.dll - AppleSyncPref Localized resource
  • dotmacsyncmanager.client.exe
  • dotmacsyncmanager.client_main.dll
  • mobilemeuilocalized.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • AppleMobileDeviceService.exe runs as a service named 'Dispositivo Celular da Apple' (Apple Mobile Device) "Fornece a interface a dispositivos celulares da Apple.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AppleSyncNotifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AppleSyncNotifier' which loads as C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • AppleMobileDeviceService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe'.
  • SyncServer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\SyncServer.exe'.
  • com.apple.Outlook.client.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\com.apple.Outlook.client.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020015984%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00101890%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00098270%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,579
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:41 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:4.19 MB
Total CPU:0.0018162761%
Kernel CPU:0.00095303%
User CPU:0.00086324%
CPU cycles/sec:541,386
I/O reads/min:390 Bytes
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes
Memory:1.73 MB
Total CPU:0.0542798680%
Kernel CPU:0.00843552%
User CPU:0.04584435%

How do I remove MobileMe Control Panel?

You can uninstall MobileMe Control Panel from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MobileMe Control Panel, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove MobileMe Control Panel.

Win Vista (SP2) 44%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 51.10%
Windows XP 30.52%
Windows 7 16.78%
Windows 10 1.44%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 43.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 30.07%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.34%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.72%
Windows Vista Business 2.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  United Kingdom 6.14%
  Canada 3.59%
  Germany 3.54%
  France 2.99%
  Italy 1.88%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Australia 1.05%
  Japan 0.94%
  Israel 0.88%
  Belgium 0.72%
  Spain 0.72%
  Sweden 0.61%
  Czech Republic 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.72%
Hewlett-Packard 29.52%
Toshiba 9.58%
Acer 8.04%
American Megatrends 5.40%
Intel 5.40%
Sahara 2.20%
Gateway 1.65%
Medion 1.54%
Samsung 0.99%
NEC 0.55%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.90%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 3.96%
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.73%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 3.03%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.80%
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 2.56%

About Apple

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Publisher URL: www.apple.com


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